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Let’s Argue: The offense has turned the corner

Our Mark Gunnels takes on all your hot takes, wacky predictions and unpopular opinions.

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Let’s Argue!

Let’s Argue is a recurring series that looks at hot takes, unpopular opinions, wacky predictions and more from Kansas City Chiefs fans.


The Chiefs offense has hit its stride.

When you look at this post on the surface, you may find it laughable. Is this offense putting up points like we’ve grown accustomed to in the Patrick Mahomes era?

Absolutely not.

With that being said, this offense has totaled over 300 yards in each of their last five games. The problem is their inability to possess the ball and finish drives.

Way too often, drives are killed due to self-inflicting wounds such as drops and penalties. This offense is so close to breaking through, as head coach Andy Reid alluded to earlier in the week.

With three games remaining, the time is now for this offense to clean things up as they prepare for January football. Everything is still right in front of them.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire can play a role for the Chiefs.

What a difference a week makes.

Before Isiah Pacheco’s injury, the majority of Chiefs Kingdom gave up on Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Whether it’s fair or not, high expectations are immediately placed on you when you’re selected in the first round.

Edwards-Helaire had a solid rookie campaign,, totaling over 800 yards on the ground. Outside of that year, the former LSU standout has been underwhelming, to say the least.

Fast-forwarding to the current day, it appears there’s a spark again. While Edwards-Helaire didn’t produce much on the ground in New England, he did show the threat he can be out of the backfield as a pass catcher. He finished the game with 64 yards on four catches with one of them being an impressive leaping grab in the end zone.

Pacheco is expected to return against the Las Vegas Raiders —- but I would be shocked if CEH doesn’t get his fair share of touches moving forward.

He’s earned that right.

Give Toney more chances.

To say this is an unpopular opinion would be a major understatement.

Kadarius Toney has been public enemy number one. It all started Week 1, when Toney dropped a ball against Detroit that resulted in a pick-six.

Then, we all know about what happened against Buffalo.

And last week, Toney had a repeat of Week one when he dropped another pass that ended up in the hands of a defender.

While fans and media alike want Toney benched, that simply will not happen. This wide receiver room is already thin, and when he does catch the ball, you can argue Toney is the most explosive weapon this team has to offer.

It’s hard to give up on that completely.

The Raiders aren’t so bad with Aidan O’Connell

I'm afraid I have to disagree with this.

The only road games Aidan O’Connell started in were against the Chargers and Dolphins. The Chargers game was essentially a home game, and going to Miami isn’t necessarily a daunting task.

Arrowhead will be rocking Christmas Day — and I don’t think O’Connell will be able to handle it.

It's Game Time.

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